Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A beautiful sky and a cute kid

I took these a couple of weeks ago - the sky was gorgeous that day! Of course, it was a Friday.=) The second pic makes me think of SpiderMan.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Chicken and Sausage Couscous

My fabulous friend, Sarah, found this recipe the other day and we made it for dinner a couple of weeks ago. IT IS SUPER YUMMY, makes great leftovers, and now Justin has added it to our menu for at least once every two weeks.=) It is really easy to make, so you should totally give a whirl.
Chicken and Sausage Couscous

1/2 cup chopped sweet onion

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tbsp olive oil

about 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cubed

1/2 lb or more of sausage, sliced

3 med-lg carrots, sliced

1 1/4 cups chicken broth or stock

1 cup chopped celery

1/2 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (more if you are from Louisiana)

1 large zuccini, cubed

*2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (I DID NOT USE TOMATOES)

15 oz. can garbanzo beans (Chick Peas), drained and rinsed

1 cup (or more) couscous (I use Near East Whole Grain Original because it is really fluffy)

In a large, heavy skillet or Dutch oven cook the onion and garlic in hot oil till tender but not brown. Add the chicken, sausage, carrots, broth, celery, salt, cumin, turmeric, and red pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the zuccini, tomatoes, and garbanzo beans. Cover and cook 10 more minutes or until chicken and veggies are tender.

Meanwhile, prepare couscous according to package directions. To serve, spoon couscous in to a serving bowl. Spoon chicken, sausage, and veggies over couscous.

Refridgerate leftovers.
Leave me a comment if you try this. I want to know what you think!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The wonderful women of Christ Community Church

I am so blessed to be a part of our Bible Study on Wednesday nights! The wisdom, love, and grace that fills that basement each week never ceases to amaze and encourage me. You ladies look just like Jesus. All of you.

Thank you.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Self Portrait

I'm interested in getting into the whole Self Portrait Challenge thing. Not really sure what I am doing, and I don't pretend to know how to take a decent picture, but I thought it would be fun anyway.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New glasses and Korean friends

Justin and I got new glasses this week! Aside from this being a terrible picture of me, what do you think?

Our Korean frien Jang Minwoo is staying with us this week before he goes to seminary in North Carolina. We are having a blast!


It's snowing! I hope it sticks so we can play tomorrow!!

Sorry they are so dark - it got dark early today and my little flash just couldn't do any better than that!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

More Christmas pics!

These are all from our Christmas with the Mays - our not-related-but-it-feels-like-it-friends/family.=) Photos by Zach May

a: pretty candles

b: My pretty table!

c: The besties

d: Micah and me (I? I don't know, but "me" sounds like patty cake so I am going with that) This is the outfit Justin and I got him for Christmas.

e: ummmm - yep. At least he's laughing!


Here are some pictures from Christmas in Louisiana!

1. Well, this is from our Moon family Christmas at our apartment in Georgia on the 19th. GO DAWGS!!

2. Justin and I at my DD's house.

3. At MeMe and PaPa's on Christmas Eve

4. The Dowden Family (w/ two Moons) - I had three pictures of this to choose from and in every one of them my Mama's eyes are closed and my brother is acting a fool!

5. With my cousin Jordan - I was the only girl grandchild until she came along! She's 15.

6. This was on Christmas morning at Mom and Dad's with our stockings. We tend to go a little overboard. Just a little though.=)